Some of the riches parts of my day happen when I have time to just sit down and pray. This time can be a special and rewarding time to pray and hear from God.
Many people find that listening to a variety of good worship songs helps them come to God with a heart of worship and makes it even more meaningful.
Below are thirty songs that include prayer and worship themes. They will help point you to Jesus while you are praying, and are great to pray the lyrics for your own life.
1. “Open Space” By Housefires
This song expresses our desire to have God work in our lives. It is an invitation, declaring our hearts are open for God to work in. It is about our desire to know and become like Jesus.
2. “The Blessing” By Cody Carnes, Elevation Worship, and Kari Jobe
“The Blessing” is a song of blessing. A blessing for you and your family, and your children. Throughout the song, blessings are sung such as the blessings found in Numbers 6:24-26.
3. “As for Me and My House” By John Waller
As we read in Joshua 24:15, this song is a declaration that we will serve the Lord alone. This song is a declaration to stop seeking after the things of the Lord, and dedication instead to the things of God.
4. “Dear God” By Cory Asbury
“Dear God” is a relatable song for all of us. The song is a prayer to God from the view of someone who has messed up and fallen short. Then God responds with comforting words that he is always there for us.
5. “Refiner” By Maverick City Music
When praying this song, it can be hard. This song is about asking God to refine us through the fire. Being refined is painful, but the result is more than worth it. When we ask to be refined, we are asking God to purify us so that we can better reflect Him.
6. “Have My Heart” By Maverick City Music
This song is a declaration of the surrender of our hearts and lives to God. This song lists what we are giving to God like our attention, devotion, emotions, mind, and soul. We need to surrender every part of ourselves to Him.
7. “Come and Behold” By Maverick City Music
“Come and Behold” is worship to God of who He is. It is a prayer to come before Him and simply behold Him because of His beauty and majesty. We need to remember to praise God for how good He is and take time to be in awe of Him.
8. “Life” By Hillsong UNITED
This song is about giving our lives to God because living for him is so much better. Throughout this song, we ask that God would take every part of us dreams, thoughts, breath, and how we truly only need God.
9. “Spirit Move” By Bethel Music and Kalley Heiligenthal
“Spirit Move” is about asking God to move in powerful ways. We are both asking God to work, and being thankful for how he has and will work. This song is an expression of our desire for God’s presence.
10. “Spirit Lead Me” By Influence Music and Michael Ketterer
Many times we pray to ask for God’s leading in our lives. We want to know what to do next. This song is a request that the Spirit would lead us, and a dedication that when we hear what God has to say to us, we will follow.
11. “I Lay It All” By Sovereign Grace Music
When the cares of this world are heavy we can give it to Jesus, and this is exactly what this song is about. In this song, we can sing of laying it all on Jesus because we know he is faithful and cares for us.
12. “Let It Fall” by Tasha Cobbs Leonard
This song is a song of intercession, it is simply a prayer asking for God to move, and his glory to fall. Here we sing asking for God to move how he wants to because we can trust that He wants what is best for His people.
13. “Move (Out Of The Way)” By Tasha Cobbs Leonard
In this song, Tasha Cobbs sings of asking for God’s way but emphasizing that we need to get out of the way and repent to let God work. It is a prayer that we would put God first and ourselves last so that God can work.
14. “Heaven Fall” By Cody Carnes
This is another powerful song about inviting the presence of God, or Heaven to fall. This song is not only a request but anticipation of how the Lord will work. We want G
15. “O God of Mercy, Hear Our Plea” By Sovereign Grace Music
“O God of Mercy, Hear Our Plea” is truly about asking God to show up and work in our lives. They restate many promises that we have from God, this song is a request for God to hear us, but also a statement knowing God will work.
16. “Yearn” By Shane & Shane
We want more of God, and this song is about yearning for God and God alone. It’s easy to desire the attention of others, but God Himself satisfy’s our soul. This song is a prayer to desire and be filled with passion for God alone.
17. “Lord, I Need You” By Matt Maher
“Lord, I Need You” is a confession of our brokenness without God. We need to come to him every hour for help because without him we are nothing. This song highlights both our needs and how God meets us in our brokeness and is with us.
18. “New Wine” By Hillsong Worship
“New Wine” compares us to the creation of New Wine, we are being crushed, but God is working on us. As followers of Jesus we want to be used however the Lord sees best, this song is a prayer that God would work in our lives.
19. “Here as in Heaven” By Elevation Worship
We are desperate for God and his presence. This song is a prayer that the spirit of the Lord would work and overflow. It is praise that God works in us, loves us, and a prayer that he would continue to work.
20. “Great Are You Lord” By All Sons & Daughters
This song is full of praise to God for who he is and all that he has done. It is praise simply from the breath in our lungs that we will praise him for all that he has done.
21. “Gratitude” By Brandon Lake
The song “Gratitude” is full of gratitude that we have towards God. It is a humble thanksgiving and surrender of our hearts to God.
22. “Messiah / You’re Beautiful” By Phil Wickham
This song is about the beauty of Jesus the Messiah. It is a song of thankfulness for what Jesus did for his people and praise for who he is.
23. “The Secret Place” By Phil Wickham
Spending time with Jesus is a sweet and special time. This song is about the comfort and serenity of a secret place with God, how it is the best place to be.
24. “Set a Fire” By Jesus Culture
This song is a request, asking God to set a fire in our soul. We want Him to ignite our desires and heart for Him.
25. “Waiting Here For You” By Jesus Culture
“Waiting Here For You” is a song is about knowing how the Lord has worked and praising God while we wait.
26. “Surrounded (Fight My Battles)” By Michael W. Smith
This song is all about how we as Christians fight in spiritual warfare. We fight our battles through worship, and when we think we are surrounded by the enemy we are surrounded by God.
27. “Graves Into Gardens” by Elevation Worship, Brandon Lake
“Graves into Gardens” is about the emptiness that we had in our lives but is fulfilled through Jesus. This song recounts many of the amazing miracles we have seen God do and is praise for all God has done and will do.
28. “Goodness of God” By Bethel Music and Jenn Johnson
God has done much in our lives, and this song is about the goodness of God. God’s goodness pursues us, and this song is full of thanksgiving and surrender to God for all he is doing.
29. “Run To The Father” By Cody Carnes
When we come to the end of ourselves and can do nothing else, we can run to God. This song is about our desperation for him, and how he is working in our lives through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross.
30. “Lift You High” By Housefires
This is about our desire for God to truly be evident in our lives by putting him first in our hearts and lives. This is a song of praise declaring that we will praise him and put him high in our life.
These thirty songs are great inspiration for your prayers and allow you to set your focus upon Him during your quiet time.